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Situation of Old People in North Rhine-Westphalia (Residents of Old People's Homes)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    The situation of residents of old people´s homes. Topics: Reasons for moving into the old people´s home; desires of the features of the old people´s home; opportunities for activity; attitude to old people´s homes; club membership and offices taken on; time of last vacation trip; vacation destination; personal judgement on general state of health; confinement to bed; contact with doctors; use of public transportation; local residency; contacts with the children. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; occupation; employment; income; refugee status; health. Interviewer rating: condition and location of the old people´s home; traffic density; social class of respondent; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-02
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Residents of old people´s homes 65 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 154
In part identical question formulations with another population can be found in ZA Study No. 0151. On the above topic see also ZA Study No. 0157.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0152 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1960): Situation alter Menschen in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Altenheimbewohner). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.